Osteoarthritis vs rheumatoid arthritis

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Avatar f tn I ordered the surgical reports and both stated rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. I am now enjoying a very improved quality of life. I can not do what I used to, but am very happy for what I can do at this point. What is the difference in types of arthritis???? My Rheumatiod blood test was negative several years ago.
1652468 tn?1302904098 Bad Diet Promotes Arthritis There is no question that diet plays a large role in the development and continuation of arthritic symptoms. The standard American diet, full of refined foods, is a pro-inflammatory regimen. Inflammation is what causes the redness, warmth, swelling, and joint destruction associated with arthritis. Eating pro-inflammatory foods will not only create the environment for arthritis to begin, it will fuel the illness once developed.
Avatar f tn I developed osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and osteoarthritis after my thyroid surgery (all of which are not uncommon). I've had DEXA scans and nuclear bone density scans (along with all the blood work) and I wasn't taken off any of my meds (except Metformin) for any of the scans. Not quite sure why but, if you trust your endo, follow his/her advice. If not, you can always get a second opinion.
Avatar n tn She has severe osteoarthritis as well as deformed leg joints from rheumatoid arthritis, so she really only puts weight on one leg when she walks, but she can still get up & down the stairs most days. I do worry about her developing a dependence on the tram like humans can, but it is giving her a much better quality of life, and its not like she is going to be able to get it off the shelf & start abusing it lol!
Avatar f tn Sarcoidosis Rheumatoid arthritis Lupus Myasthenia gravis Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Infectious mononucleosis Lyme
Avatar m tn Wide spread body pain is manifested in many conditions like neck pain syndrome, low back pain, local tendonitis, trauma-related pain syndromes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis of the knee or hand, and other painful disorders. These patients have some symptoms that mimic fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn same thing here. I am 33 yo. negative tests for lyme, lupos, thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, liver, kidney, .....and i even have low inflammation in my system according to blood tests. several tests for lyme have showed up negative, even the senstive one. so no false negative (altough false positive is the most common result). no muscle pain, so sounds like fibermyalgia is ruled out. diet changes haven't worked, nor have Rx drugs.
371980 tn?1276744409 Well then, with rheumatoid arthritis, you've also got tons more options. There are some great drugs on the market that most people would never have heard of, some of 'em weekly injectibles you do yourself. You've really got to remember here that this is a system condition. It doesn't only affect the joints either. It also attacks surrounding muscles, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Understand now why you hurt so badly?
Avatar f tn Other causes of foot pain can be rheumatoid arthritis, faulty arch, ligament tears, fractures, and gout. If possible consult a sports injury center. This is equipped with treatment options for plantar fasciitis. You can try acupressure and wear soft padded footwear preferably slip-ons and not shoes. You can also try foot wear with soles designed according to pressure points.
Avatar f tn Osteo Bi Flex is more for Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is essentially a blood pathogen that is a disease of the blood and would necessarily respond to the same things, I hate to be Debbie Downer but absence RA or connective tissue diseases I would not put all my eggs in one basket. I have so many people finish treatment and spend so much time trying to study the effect the Hepatitis C meds could have contributed to a certain illness - only to hit many stone walls.
Avatar f tn ), allowing its use for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, and as first-line treatment for severe, active, and progressive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in methotrexate (MTX)-naive adults. Approval of the psoriatic arthritis indication was based on the results of two clinical studies, including the phase 3 placebo-controlled Adalimumab Effectiveness in Psoriatic Arthritis Trial (ADEPT) in 313 patients.
Avatar n tn I've tried ultram, vicodin, excedrin, tylenol, muscle relaxer, and herbs/vitamins. I am allergic to advil, so I can't try that. I have been tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and rotator cuff injury...all negative. All of the doctors agree that I am EXCEPTIONALLY hypermobile. Besides that though, they throw up their hands and say they have no idea what's wrong with me. My shoulders, shoulder blades, upper back, and neck joints constantly grind and slip out of place.
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Avatar f tn I also have scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and have continual hip pain into my lower back, which I was told was bursitis. Could (or should) these problems be corrected with surgery, and could you explain this in layman's terms on the MRI findings? Thank you for any assistance you may be able to help with.
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356518 tn?1322267242 It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. - Meloxicam is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Maloxicam contains Naproxen sodium 220 mg (naproxen 200 mg) which is also a NSAID. It's probably better known as Aleve.
Avatar n tn Ultram has provided me with the ability to live a productive and active life for this 55+ woman. The chronic pain of arthritis/ fibromyalgia had made me so fatigued I struggled to get up and accomplish anything. I have been taking it daily, 2-4 pills/day depending on the level of activity, for two years now. The major side effect I've noticed is "word recall". I noticed that it takes a moment or two longer to recall names of people and things for about 2 hours following a dose.
Avatar n tn Exactly the same symptoms here - I have Diabetes so the first thought was that my blood sugar was out of control so that I might be getting what is known as Diabetic Neuropathy, but after testing my A1c (glucose counts) it was found that was not the case. Since then, every time I mention it to my doctor I get the same response, take some Motrin, it will go away, etc.
Avatar f tn I have had osteoarthritis in by back for years, and my gut feelingis that this related. But it's just a guess. I can totally sympathize with everyone else who's had these symptoms! It's very unnerving.
Avatar n tn My current PT says that people with Rheumatoid arthritis need to do exercises where they are always in motion with the knee, rocking, lunging, dangling, etc. rather than trying to hold a bend as the arthritis will cause the muscles to fight back and stiffen. I can tell this has happened and I needed far more pain meds with the home PT's then with this one. Just disappointed and worried I am not further along. Anyone have any suggestions or similar experiences. I look forward to your answer.
Avatar f tn I MAY have some information that would shed some light. Gradual body aches that grow progressively worse, turning into chillls that will rattle your teeth.The pain deep in your bones is unbearable. Piling on clothes doesn't help, I've had to sit in front of the forced fan heater, but in the summer this isn't possilbe. A tub full of hot and I mean HOT water, will sometimes stop the chills and aching. The first year it happened only once. Each year thereafter it happened more frequently.
Avatar n tn Good luck to you - do you think you could have something like arthritis?? Maybe, if you haven't done so, you could get some bloodwork done.
Avatar f tn BP sounds like exactly what it is. I have cervical root compression and arthritis and that may be the underlying cause, but it was probably triggered by the sunlight damaging the nerves. If Gabapentin helps, then I guess it's almost certainly nerve-related. I put an ice pack on tonight after reading these posts and it's the only thing that's helped so far. I'm loathe to go to a dermatologist as it doesn't sound as if they can suggest much........
Avatar f tn Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of implant-related immune activation when patients develop symptoms of arthritis after receiving implants. Diagnostic testing by TNF-release assay could be a diagnostic tool in these patients, although comprehensive studies are needed to test the validity of this method of diagnosis in broader populations. The arthritic complaints were alleviated in the case patient following removal of the implant.
551343 tn?1506834118 I have seen so many Doctors over the past 3 1/2 years and no one could tell me why I was having the pain. All they could figure out was that I have arthritis in my neck and some disc degeneration but they found nothing that would cause me to have the horrible daily pain I was having. I have tried every injection and procedures including nerve blocks that was available I also tried acupuncture for 6 months but nothing would relieve my pain.
Avatar n tn I should also add that the change to the pattern has occurred around the same time that I am experiencing fatigue, body pains and aches and stiffness (the pains don't always have stiffness associated) in various places (mostly neck, back, hips, hands, feet and thighs). I have had blood tests for numerous things like Vit B12 deficiency and rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid etc. I am starting to feel like a hypochondriac.